Senior Technical Writer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1369082

 Job Description

Although not a household name, State Street is one of the world’s largest and most important financial services institutions, providing round-the-clock services to the global investment community. We touch $33 trillion in assets every day, and are the world’s third largest investment manager ...

Although not a household name, State Street is one of the world’s largest and most important financial services institutions, providing round-the-clock services to the global investment community. We touch $33 trillion in assets every day, and are the world’s third largest investment manager with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management. To do this we manage as much data as one of the internet giants on nearly as large a technical footprint.

In January 2018, we launched one of the industry’s largest technical transformation projects, in effect building a new bank from the ground up. This project isn’t greenfield in the way most banks claim projects are; we’ve started with a blank sheet of paper both operationally and technically. We’re using the same technologies that Silicon Valley giants are using: aggressive use of multiple public clouds, building our own private cloud to achieve even better performance, pushing out microservices into what will be one of the largest Kubernetes installations in the world, leveraging immutable storage to process and store hundreds of terabytes of data a day, reinventing databases to be elastic and scale to petabytes, transforming our industry through application of distributed ledger technology and cognitive computing, aggressively participating in open source communities driving our systems. 

This isn’t a traditional banking role. This is a chance to push your technical skills with people more comfortable in a technology firm than an investment bank by solving problems that affect anyone with any form of savings worldwide (not just trying to get people to click on ads). We don’t expect you to wear a suit, we don’t expect you to not be able to tell your friends what you’re working on, we don’t expect you to sit in meetings 5 hours a day.

This Team

This role is for the Causeway team that is responsible for building the foundational components that provide the platform to acquire, normalize, manage, store, distribute and operate on petabytes of data that is the lifeblood of the firm. Our offering to the internal teams:

  • We provide data acquisition and integration gateways
  • We provide “Common Language” to express the data that drives our business
  • We provide real time, publish and subscribe messaging services for data distribution
  • We provide a global, distribured object based storage service
  • We secure data at rest and in motion using attribute based access control
  • We provide a variety of database as a service offerings (SQL, NoSQL, Graph)
  • We operate in a cloud agnostic environment
  • We will contribute to the open source community
  • We are a geographically distributed team that is agile and has many remote contributors

This Role

  • We are looking for strong technical writers with experience enterprise or other large-scale computing environments. 

    Who You Are:

  • Highly-motivated and thrive in an environment that challenges the status quo
  • Exhibit leadership values such as Accountability, Bias-to-action, Collaboration
  • Passionate about generating clear, consistent and terse communication artifacts that brings clarity to complex concepts
  • Have relevant experience 
  • Have a strong interest in learning and innovating 
  • Interact with peers across teams to ensure best practices are followed
  • Be a contributor to open source projects
  • As we’re hiring very rapidly for the right candidates, if you have experience or interest in any of the areas we work in, we’d love to hear from you! 

Requirements

Successful candidates will:

  • A degree or equivalent experience acquired on the job.
  • Proven experience working in a technical writing position embedded with and across development teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences
  • Good working knowledge of modern computing environments
  • Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking
  • Familiarity with UNIX/Linux operating systems and git
  • Skilled at producing documentations on a variety of platforms
  • Experience working in a financial services environment is not required or expected